Slow grind for Kennedy

Steve Kennedy went into the third day of competition sitting in second, and it’s been a slow grind this morning. He just landed his second smallmouth of the day, giving him an estimated 6-2.

He’s drifting a series of shallow areas downriver of the Ogdensburg bridge, switching lures every few casts.

But he’s not concerned about the slow action.

“I didn’t catch my first fish for the first hour and a half on the first day,” he said. “I didn’t have my limit until 2 o’clock.”

What does worry him is the heavy cloud cover that moved in overnight.

“If the sun doesn’t come out, I’ll be in trouble,” Kennedy said. “I can’t see the fish to come back to them.”